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María Elena Gonzázlez in "Apropos Hodler: Current Perspectives on an Icon" at Kunsthaus Zürich (installation image detail).

María Elena González at Kunsthaus Zürich

April 2024

Congratulations to María Elena González, who is currently featured in Apropos Hodler: Current Perspectives on an Icon at The Kunsthaus Zürich.

Apropos Hodler seeks to counter one-sided interpretations of Switzerland’s “national artist,” Ferdinand Hodler. The show examines his contemporary relevance and the rich diversity of his formal, cultural, and political impact, bringing four themes of his work into the present day: lanscapes, corporealities, belonging, and enigma / transcendence.

Apropos Hodler is on view through June 30, 2024.

Photo: © 2024 Kunsthaus Zürich, Franca Candrian

Louisa Chase (1951–2016), "Wave," 1982 Oil on canvas, 72 x 72 in.

Louisa Chase at the Trout Gallery, Dickinson College

The Boundaries Imagined—Louisa Chase: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, 1975–2003

Each academic year, Dickinson College students in the Art History Senior Seminar organize and curate an exhibition at the college's Trout Gallery. This year, in collaboration with Hirschl & Adler Modern, four students produced The Boundaries Reimagined—Louisa Chase, which opened at the Trout Gallery on February 23. Congratulations to Isabel Frangules, Ben Goodman, Xenia Makosky, and Zander Holt who, under the supervision of Professor Melinda Schlitt, staged a marvelous retrospective of the work of this neo-expressionist artist.

Installation view of "Elizabeth Turk: Written in Stone," showing marble sculpture on pedestals, most encased in Plexiglas vitrines.

Elizabeth Turk in Sculpture Magazine

Review of "Elizabeth Turk: Written in Stone"

December 13, 2023

Thank you to Ekin Erkan and Sculpture Magazine for the glowing, insightful, and thought-provoking review of Elizabeth Turk: Written in Stone. Erkan extols Turk's technical veracity—Turk has chiseled weight into argent silver whispers—and declares her heiress to the "verbal visual" tradition that has run through Modern art since the era of Kurt Schwitters.

Artist Elizabeth Turk at work gilding one of her "Written in Stone" marble sculptures, California, 2023.

Elizabeth Turk in Art & Antiques

"In Perspective: Fragile Stone"

November / December 2023

Thanks to Art & Antiques for featuring Elizabeth Turk's lastest works in marble from the gallery show, Written in Stone. The dying art of cursive writing in written communication is formalized in 23 delicate, graceful hand-carved sculptures in the unlikeliest of mediums—marble. As Turk explains:

There is an obvious paradox in a memorial of something as ephemeral and anthropocentric as script created with a sold, seemingly permanent rock gilded with a mineral, gold leaf.

Julie Heffernan (b. 1956), "Spill (Birds)," 2023. Oil on canvas, 68 x 56 in. (detail).

Julie Heffernan in American Fine Art Magazine

"A Garden of Imagery: Julie Heffernan releases a deluge of revelatory visions in paint," by Michael Pierce

October 2023

Congratulations to Julie Heffernan on her 6-page feature in the October issue of American Art Collector. Writer Michael Pierce, Professor of Art at California Lutheran University, delves into Heffernan's rich self-portraits set within a series of surreal landscapes sourced from the stream of images that pours through her mind's eye. Pierce writes:

Her paintings provoke immediate associations to archetypal and fundamental ideas of women—the Priestess, the iconography of Mother Mary, primordial Eve and the tree of knowledge of good and evil, and the hagiography of imagery dwelling in Heffernan’s mind as the remembrances of her lost faith. 

EDWARD HOPPER (1882–1967), "Talbot’s House," 1926. Watercolor on paper, 13 7/8 x 20 in. (detail).

Edward Hopper at the Farnsworth Art Museum

"Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth: Rockland, Maine"

May 27 – August 27, 2023

The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, celebrates its 75th anniversary with its summer exhibition, Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth: Rockland, Maine. The exhibition brings rare loans of Rockland works on paper back to the city that inspired them, supplemented by select objects from the collections of the Farnsworth and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. One of the star attractions in the show is Hirschl & Adler's Hopper masterpiece, Talbot's House. The Queen Anne captain's house that inspired this brilliant work is a short 10-minute walk from the museum.

Elizabeth Turk at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Elizabeth Turk at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Elizabeth Turk's "The Tipping Point: Echoes of Extinction"

May 20, 2023 – May 1, 2024

Elizabeth Turk’s The Tipping Point: Echoes of Extinction comprises vertical sound sculptures of bird species that are endangered or are extinct. Each artwork is a sculptural visualization of the call of a bird that has reached, or surpassed, a tipping point. Whether it is a story of loss (the Ivory-billed Woodpecker) or regeneration (the Bald Eagle), each sculpture stands as a totemic memorial to a particular species, reminding us of our role in the precious and delicate—and quickly changing—environment. 

a drawing by self-taught artist Jeanne Brousseau of a people and animals holding pointing and looking to the sky

Jeanne Brousseau in Raw Vision Magazine

"Communicating with the Rest of Me," by Emily B Schilling

February 2023

Congratulations to Jeanne Brousseau on her feature in Raw Vision Magazine! Thank you to author Emily B Schilling and the editorial team at Raw Vision for highlighting Jeanne's remarkable work. Jeanne's debut solo exhibition with the gallery remains on view through March 17, 2023.

installation view of Julie Heffernan's solo exhibition, "The swamps are pink with June", at Hirschl & Adler Modern

Julie Heffernan in Two Coats of Paint

"Julie Heffernan's splendid circuses" by Margaret McCann

February 22, 2023

Thank you for Margaret McCann and Two Coats of Paint for their review of Julie Heffernan's solo exhibition at the gallery! We are thrilled that these works resonated so deeply, and joyously, with Margaret. The exhibition remains on view at Hirschl & Adler through March 17.

a fourteen-part series of egg tempera paintings by George Tooker, depicting the Stations of the Cross as understood through the positions of Jesus Christ's hands

Hirschl & Adler in The Wall Street Journal

"Art Basel Miami Beach Plays It Safe in the Sun"

December 1, 2022

Thank you for Brian P. Kelly for highlighting H&A's installation of George Tooker's Stations of the Cross in his review of this year's Art Basel Miami Beach for The Wall Street Journal! Our presentation of Tooker's work is part of the fair's Kabinett program, which allows exhibiting galleries to mount smaller, more focused presentations within their booths. We are honored to feature this masterpiece by George Tooker in Miami!

a sculpture by Elizabeth Turk of four cubes made of interlaced black marble arranged in a dry riverbed

Elizabeth Turk at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

"Double Take: Mel Chin & Elizabeth Turk"

November 18, 2022 – March 26, 2023

Congratulations to Elizabeth Turk on the opening of her two-person show at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park! Double Take brings together the work of two past MacArthur Fellowship recipients, Turk and acclaimed sculptor Mel Chin. Both artists use a variety of techniques and materials in their work, focusing on themes related to the natural world: environmental protection, conservation, and endangered species. Thank you to the team at the Meijer Gardens for bringing the work of these two artists together! The exhibition remains on view through March 26, 2023.

Elizabeth Turk at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Elizabeth Turk at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

“Tipping Point: Echoes of Extinction”

September 10 – October 23, 2022

Congratulations to Elizabeth Turk on the occasion of her solo exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. Visualize avian voices via sculptures inspired by the recorded calls of extinct or endangered birds. Resembling a forest of vertical forms, the sculptures by California- and New York-based artist Elizabeth Turk are enhanced by interactive elements: scannable recordings of the lost or endangered birds’ voices. The recordings, many sourced from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, are visually represented by lines of varying lengths. After the California wildfires drastically depleted bird populations, Turk began re-orienting the sonograms vertically and into three dimensions for her sculptures. “These structures,” Turk said, “are made for interaction to prompt thought and spark conversation by begging the question, ‘Are we creating a silence?’”

WINOLD REISS (1886–1953), "Portrait of Robert Nathaniel Dett," 1925. Pastel on Whatman board, 20 x 15 1/8 in. (detail).

Winold Reiss in the New York Times

"Winold Reiss: An Immigrant Artist Way Ahead of His Time" by Will Heinrich

August 25, 2022

In his review of the major Winold Reiss show at the New-York Historical Society, New York Times art critic William Heinrich singled out the stunning effect of the “salon-style” hanging of a selection of Reiss’s portraits of African Americans animating the middle room of the exhibition. Calling the portraits “exceptional,” and [combining] “the presence of oil painting with the documentary grit of photography,” Heinrich specifically noted “Langston Hughes, dreamy and endearing, [who] has the forehead of an Egyptian monument, while Countee Cullen, only 22 but already a famous poet himself, squints with a young man’s fragile self-importance.”

Reiss’s Harlem portraits were occasioned by a fortuitous commission from Dr. Alain Locke to provide illustrations for the March 1925 issue of the socio-politcal journal Survey Graphic devoted to “Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro.” Locke, a distinguished academic and popularly, “the dean of the Harlem Renaissance,” introduced Reiss to his magazine audience as “a master delineator of folk character by wide experience and definite specialization.... He is a folk-lorist o the brush and palette, seeking always the folk character back of the individual, the psychology behind the physiognomy (Survey Graphic, p. 653). Reiss’s Harlem portraits encompassed a wide range of uptown citizens, from the anonymous to the celebrated, all treated with the same degree of artistic mastery and respect for a shared human dignity. Notables in the Historical Society show include Locke himself, Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Paul Robeson.

Hirschl & Adler is delighted to present another of Reiss's Harlem Renaissance portraits: this arresting image of the African American composer, essayist, music scholar, and activist Robert Nathaniel Dett. Dett was a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio and longtime choral director at Hampton University. He was much honored in his lifetime and achieved international acclaim touring Europe with his Hampton Institute Choir. After Dett's premature death while touring for the USO during World War II, public recognition of his myriad contributions faded. Dett's seminal work as a composer, melding African American spiritual music with the Western European classical idiom, has been recently rediscovered and newly recorded both for its own excellence and as part of the ongoing recognition of the contribution of African American artists to our national culture.

a sculpture by Maria Elena Gonzalez of two conga drums which also resemble the trunks of Birch trees

María Elena González at the Lowe Art Museum

"Beyond the Sounds of Silence. Latin-American Artists Connecting Sound, Art, and Society"

July 21, 2022 – October 2, 2022

Congratulations to gallery artist María Elena González and her works' inclusion in Beyond the Sounds of Silence. Latin-American Artists Connecting Sound, Art, and Society at the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami. Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective, this exhibition explores image, sound, memory, and perception through the form and language of musical implements, including the human voice. The exhibition brings together leading voices in contemporary art from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Thank you to the curators and to the team at the Lowe!

Additionally, María Elena González will join Lowe Art Museum Director Dr. Jill Deupi for a virtual conversation on Wednesday, August 25 at 5:30pm to discuss her work and the exhibition. You can register for the event through the Lowe Art Museum website.

WINOLD REISS (1886–1953), "Woodstock," about 1916–24. India and colored inks on illustration board, 29 7/8 x 34 3/8 in. (detail).

Winold Reiss at the New-York Historical Society

"The Art of Winold Reiss: An Immigrant Modernist"

July 1–October 9, 2022

Even during his lifetime, and at the height of his career, the extraordinarily successful German American artist Winold Reiss (1886–1953) defied categorization. Steeped in the German arts-and-crafts tradition with its permeable boundaries between fine and applied arts, Reiss challenged the hierarchical world of American art and practiced a broad array of artistic disciplines with an excellence and fluency that few could rival.

The remarkable diversity of Reiss’s work is beautifully presented in The Art of Winold Reiss at The New-York Historical Society. The exhibition features 150 works, many never before exhibited, with concentration on the work he produced in New York City. Highlights include Reiss's iconic portraits of Harlem Renaissance figures like Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and Alain Locke; furniture and interior design interior design projects; and graphic design.

Artist James Everett Stanley in his Provincetown, MA studio. Photo by Agata Storer

James Everett Stanley in the Provincetown Independent

"Encounters with Painting in Place," by Abraham Storer

Congratulations to James Everett Stanley on his wonderful feature in the Provincetown Independent! Thank you to Abraham Storer and Agata Storer for the thoughtful words and images. We are thrilled to host James' debut solo exhibition with H&A Modern this fall!

an installation view of Maria Elena Gonzalez's work at the Katzen Arts Center

María Elena González at American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

"Caribbean Transitions"

June 11 - August 7, 2022

Congratulations to María Elena González on her inclusion in Caribbean Transitions at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center! Curated by Keith Morrison, this exhibition explores the character, complexity, and originality of art by Caribbean American artists as they expand the art of the North American continent. The 20 artists in the exhibition are respected internationally, and many are represented in major museums in the United States and abroad. Their work spans painting, printmaking, photography, video, and installation. These artists reveal unique relationships between the Caribbean and the US in ways that expand and enrich a wider understanding of American art and culture. The Caribbean is the historic fulcrum of the cultures of the Americas and the art in this exhibition exemplifies that importance.

an expressionist and abstract painting by Louisa Chase of a yellow body form doing a headstand on a gestural, black and white ground

Louisa Chase at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

"Louisa Chase: Fantasy Worlds"

March 12 - June 12, 2022

Thank you to Curator Elissa Watters for organizing Louisa Chase: Fantasy Worlds at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center! This exhibition, which focuses on Chase's recurring use of specific motifs in printing, drawing and sculpture, opens today. Additional thanks to Sarah Freeman and the entire staff at BMAC for hosting the show. The exhibition remains on view through June 12, 2022.

an installation view of Lily Cox-Richard, "Weep Holes", at MASS MoCA, March 12, 2022 through January 2023

Lily Cox-Richard in The Boston Globe

"Everything’s scary — but don’t let it break you," by Murray Whyte

Congratulations to Lily Cox-Richard on the review of Weep Holes, her solo exhibition at MASS MoCA, in The Boston Globe! Thank you to Murray Whyte such an insightful take on the artist's work. Weep Holes remains on view through January 2023.

The implied futility is intentionally comic, and therein, I think, lies the point: Nothing is ever perfect, especially now, so give yourself a break. But the show is less about futility than the value of keeping the struggle alive, and the collective work of redress and repair in an unendingly anxious moment in American life.

John Moore at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art

"The View from Here"

May 28 - September 11, 2022

Congratulations to John Moore for his inclusion in the thematic group exhibition, The View from Here, at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art! This celebratory exhibition coincides with CMCA’s 70th anniversary, and the unifying concept will be unique and dynamic ways of looking at the world through new or recent works, underscoring CMCA’s forward-thinking trajectory. Congratulations to all of the artists included and to the staff of CMCA!

an installation view of Maria Elena Gonzalez's work at the Vincent Price Art Museum

María Elena González at the Vincent Price Art Museum

"Sonic Terrains in Latinx Art"

April 30 - July 30, 2022

Congratulations to gallery artist María Elena González on her inclusion in Sonic Terrains in Latinx Art at the Vincent Price Art Museum! Curated by Javier Arellano Vences, Pilar Tompkins Rivas, and Joseph Daniel Valencia, this landmark exhibition focuses on sound practices by Latinx artists, both past and present. The intergenerational artist list includes 30 artists and collectives and we are thrilled that María Elena González is counted among them.

an installation view of Lily Cox-Richard, "Weep Holes", at MASS MoCA, March 12, 2022 through January 2023

Lily Cox-Richard at MASS MoCA

"Weep Holes"

March 12, 2022 - January 2023

Congratulations to Lily Cox-Richard on the opening of her solo show, Weep Holes, at MASS MoCA! Thank you to the exhibition's curator, Denise Markonish, for her dedication and support of Lily's work. The exhibition is on view through January 2023. For more information on Weep Holes, please use the link below. 

a still-life painting by David Ligare of wheat, figs and a pomegranate on a table by the sea

David Ligare in Juxtapoz Magazine

"Presence of the Past: David Ligare’s Purposeful Representation"

January 4, 2022

Congratulations to David Ligare on this lengthy write-up on his work and ethos! Many thanks to Matt Gonzalez and to Juxtapoz Magazine for such an insightful essay. To read the article, please use the link below.

a painting by Angela Fraleigh of two women from various art historical sources reading within a complex and hallucinatory patterned background

Angela Fraleigh at the Weatherspoon Art Museum

"Splinters of a Secret Sky"

October 9 – December 11, 2021

Congratulations to Angela Fraleigh on the opening of her recent solo museum exhibition, Splinters of a Secret Sky, opening Saturday, October 9! This exhibition is organized by Dr. Emily Stamey, Curator of Exhibitions, and will remain on view through December 11, 2021. Additionally, the artist will serve as the Falk Visiting Artist at UNC Greensboro. Fraleigh will give an artist's talk on Thursday, October 21, at 7pm. For more information on the exhibition and artist's talk, please use the link below.

an untitled abstract painting by Louisa Chase featuring primary-colored house forms on a white background

Louisa Chase at the Parrish Art Museum

"Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950-2020"

May 2-July 18, 2021

We are so pleased to have Louisa Chase represented in this exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum! Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950-2020, celebrates the work of 42 artists who over the last 70 years have lived and worked in the Hamptons. Thank you to the Parrish Art Museum and to the organizer of the exhibition, the Museum’s Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator Alicia G. Longwell, Ph.D., for including Louisa in the show. To learn more, please follow the link below.

an egg tempera painting by Colin Hunt of a silhouette's void in a landscape

Colin Hunt in Artnet News

The Artist's Debut Solo Show is an Editor's Pick

Congratulations to Colin Hunt on his solo exhibition being named an "Editor's Pick" on Artnet News! Hunt's show, So Much Remains to Be, remains on view through April 23rd.

photograph of artist Angela Fraleigh in her studio

Angela Fraleigh Interview with Artnet News

"Studio Visit: Painter Angela Fraleigh on the Perks of Freezing Paintbrushes, and Why Silence Sparks Creativity"

March 4, 2021

We are thrilled to share this interview between Angela Fraleigh and Sarah Cascone of Artnet News! The two discuss Angela's process and daily routine in the studio, as well as her upcoming solo exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Please use the link below to read the full interview. 

Like a lot of artists, I probably most admire all the stuff I want to steal for my own work. I guess the “how’d they do that” quality of a thing, coupled with a depth and breadth of human experience and juicy poetic stuff to chew on. In painting, I like the topography of a surface, something that optically resonates.

a painting by Angela Fraleigh of a sleeping woman within an Art Nouveau-patterned composition

Angela Fraleigh in Forbes

"In New Paintings, Angela Fraleigh Wakes Women Up From Their Long Slumber," by Brienne Walsh

March 1, 2021

Thank you to Brienne Walsh and Forbes for their coverage of Angela Fraleigh's debut solo show with H&A Modern!

At first glance, the paintings in “Fluttering still,” an exhibition of new works by Angela Fraleigh currently open at Hirsch & Adler Modern through March 12, look decidedly rooted in the past. Women, some of them nude, some of them clothed in flowing garments, lie in repose within the canvasses. The figures have flushed skin, and long, impossibly soft hair rendered in skilled, confident brushstrokes...Further examination reveal the paintings exist very much in the 21st century—and perhaps may even be prophetic.

a painting by self-taught artist Frank Walter of a dense forest of black trunked trees

Frank Walter in Artnet News

"10 Critically Acclaimed Art Exhibitions We Wish We Saw in 2020 But Weren’t Able to Because … You Know"

December 28, 2020

Thank you to Kate Brown for listing the Frank Walter retrospective at MMK Museum of Modern Art (Frankfurt, Germany) in Artnet News' list of 10 acclaimed, but missed, exhibitions! This landmark show was certainly a highlight for both the Walter family and H&A in 2020. Please use the link below to read all of Kate's comments on the show and to see the entire list of exhibitions.

I sadly missed a major retrospective on Frank Walter at MMK in Frankfurt am Main—a fascinating subject in any year, but a show that felt even more urgent during this summer of resurgent Black Lives Matter protests....

a painting by Angela Fraleigh of women from various art historical sources arranged in a complex tangle of images

Angela Fraleigh in Introspective Magazine

"6 Artists Who’ve Made the Human Form Cool Again," by Ann Landi

December 13, 2020

Thank you to Ann Landi and Introspective Magazine for including Angela Fraleigh in their round-up! The gallery is excited for Angela's debut solo exhibition, opening in February 2021!

Many of Angela Fraleigh’s haunting and carefully staged tableaux feature women drawn from the annals of Baroque and Rococo “boudoir paintings”—titillating scenes meant to fan the ardor of the viewer. But she puts a contemporary twist on this iconography by giving her characters more agency than was typical of earlier eras.

a hand-drawn image of a crowd of protestors on a hot-pink background by Andy Mister

Andy Mister at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

"Twenty Twenty"

October 12, 2020 – March 14, 2021

Congratulations to Andy Mister on the opening of Twenty Twenty at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum! This group exhibition, organized by the museum's Exhibitions Director Richard Klein, brings together seven artists who were commissioned by the museum to create works on paper which specificaly address the election season of 2020. The artists will add new work to the exhibition in early December and early February in an effort to present a full response to the election cycle. The exhibition closes March 14, 2021.

exhibition title on gallery wall with three stainless steel sculptures through the doorway and two bronzes on a pedestal

Virtual Tour of Elizabeth Turk, "Tipping Point—Echoes of Extinction"

October 6, 2020

While H&A is open and welcoming visitors, we understand that there are those of you who are unable to visit the gallery. As a result, we are happy to share this virtual tour of our current exhibition. Produced by Jonah Koplin, this short video allows those of you who cannot travel to the gallery a chance to enjoy Elizabeth Turk's latest body of work. We hope to see you again at the gallery soon!

Elizabeth Turk: Tipping Point—Echoes of Extinction

Elizabeth Turk: Tipping Point—Echoes of Extinction

October 1, 2020

Hirschl & Adler Modern is proud to present an exciting new project, Tipping Point—Echoes of Extinction, the latest body of work by the internationally-recognized sculptor Elizabeth Turk. While furthering her exploration into the overlap of art and nature, Turk confronts a globally important issue: Extinction. Tipping Point employs sculpture, sound, and technology to ask: what role can humans play in the preservation of a species, including our own? Are we at a tipping point? Turk highlights this relevant environmental concern with her Sound Columns—elegant visualizations of the lost voices of birds and sea mammals. These 27 sculptures, fabricated in wood, aluminum, 3-D printed ABS filament, and bronze, take their form directly from the calls of various animals that are, today, extinct or endangered.

The 16-page catalogue includes a checklist with links to the bird calls and aquatic mammal sounds, many archived at the Macaulay Library of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Click here to learn more about the exhibition.

Cover detail of "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" e-catalogue released on June 16, 2020. Title "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" is superimposed over a detail of painting by James Aponovich (b. 1948), "Bell Jar," 2013. Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 in.

"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"

June 18, 2020

In the words of Motown R&B singers Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, we know there “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” but for the moment Hirschl & Adler is pleased to bring you the joy of beautiful objects at a distance. Our current exhibition, named after the 1968 hit song by Ashford & Simpson, features a wide variety of American paintings and Neo-Classical furniture along with a selection of modern and contemporary works.

Leaf through the pages of this e-catalogue to explore an exhibition curated to offer an irresistible selection of works at a gentle price point. As the song goes on to say, “I’m well aware nothing takes / The place of your being there,” but for now, “let’s stay together” online.

a landscape painting by Frank Walter of flowers in a field with a pink sky

Frank Walter Retrospective at MMK Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The first major museum retrospective of the artist's work opens May 16, 2020

May 16 - November 1, 2020

Congratulations to the Walter family and all of those associated with the Estate of Frank Walter on the opening of this massive exhibition! Special thanks for Barbara Paca for her tireless efforts on behalf of Frank Walter, and to Susanne Pfeffer for organizing such an important survey of the artist's work.

Walter’s creativity had an unbelievable intensity, which one can see, feel, and sense in his work. It was only in art that he felt liberated: free of the brutality that lay in normative attributions, which was a permanent presence beyond his artistic work. Frank Walter believed that creating art was an inherently subversive act, and one that uniquely enabled him to assert the right to lead his own life, as determined and defined by himself.

The work of the native Antiguan and Barbudan artist Frank Walter (1926–2009) encompasses numerous paintings, drawings, sculptures and writings, that will here be on view in a museum for the first time.

Childe Hassam (1859–1935), "A Wet Day on Broadway," 1891. Pastel on fine-weave canvas, 18 x 21 7/8 in. (detail).

Long-Awaited Catalogue Raisonné of Childe Hassam Makes Great Progress

May 11, 2020

One of the most prolific and creative exponents of American Impressionism, Childe Hassam (1859–1935) applied his distinctive vision to a range of themes over a long and varied career. Hassam’s aesthetic versatility was also manifested through his choice of media, which ranged from oil and watercolor to pastel, etching, and lithography. In 1976, Stuart Feld of Hirschl & Adler Galleries chose to devote his attention to Hassam and compile a complete directory of the artist’s known works in oil, watercolor, pastel, ink, and graphite. As the daunting project ramped up, Kathleen Burnside joined the project in 1979 and leads the critical cataloguing side of the project.

Fast-forward to 2020 and weeks of mandated at-home quarantine. The global COVID-19 pandemic has had unintended consequences for Feld and Burnside: ample time to enter data, and plenty of hours in the day in which to write. According to Burnside, “Self-quarantine has been a boon for data entry!” The team has uncovered a wealth of new information, much of which has never been published, and certainly never so thoroughly organized and accessible.

Cover detail of "Self-taught Art" e-catalogue released on May 11, 2020. Title "Self-taught Art" is superimposed over a detail of Frank Walter (1926–2009), "View of Coast with Grey Clouds." Oil on photographic paper, 8 x 10 in.

Self-taught Art

May 11, 2020

Self-taught art (also known as “Outsider art”) rejects convention. In that spirit, we have taken a different approach in this e-catalogue, which is presented as a dialogue instead of a list of works with short essays. Frequently asked questions about this often perplexing field are answered by Hirschl & Adler's own Tom Parker, a well-respected authority and lecturer on the subject.

Our hope is that this format will provide an easy-to-understand introduction to an area of the art market that is often confusing and difficult to approach. Better yet, we hope that it might introduce some to an exciting field that is still in the process of gestation and discovery. History is being made, right now, by the legacy of these works, and the collectors, curators, and scholars that are moved by their visionary and emotional content.

installation view of Angela Fraleigh's solo exhibition, "Sound the Deep Waters", at the Delaware Art Museum

Angela Fraleigh in The Brooklyn Rail

Exhibition review of "Sound the Deep Waters" at the Delaware Art Museum by Ann C. Collins

April 8, 2020

...they are elegant and dignified, as are all of Fraleigh’s women, who congregate in secret pockets where societal limitations of female identity are eluded. One of the women holds out a thread, a simple act which reveals their power: these are the Fates, the women who determine the past and future for gods and mortals alike, a reminder of what is possible.

a still life painting by David Ligare of a skull with a laurel wreath, Roman tear vial and a polaroid photograph of a man

David Ligare in "Mortality: A Survey of Contemporary Death Art," curated by Donald Kuspit

A group exhibition at American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

April 4–May 24, 2020

Congratulations to David Ligare on his inclusion in the group exhibition, Mortality: A Survey of Contemporary Death Art, curated by Donald Kuspit, at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center! Originally scheduled to be on view April 4 to May 24, 2020, the exhibition had to be canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the loss of the physical venue, the exhibition catalogue has been made available to the public. Please use the link below to learn more about the exhibition as well as view the entire, full-color catalogue, with its accompanying essay by Mr. Kuspit.

Detail of cover to e-catalogue, "Women Artists, Selections 2020" published by Hirschl & Adler on March 27, 2020. Featuring a detail of painting by Ruth Ray (1919–1977), "Venus de Milo," 1963. Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 in.

Women Artists | Selections 2020

March 27, 2020

Hirschl & Adler has been a champion of women artists of the highest caliber for decades. The major criterion for inclusion at the gallery has always been a very simple one: a work of art needs to be aesthetically superlative in both nature and quality. As long as a work of art meets this goal, the artist’s race or gender has never precluded us from handling it. While an artist’s origin certainly informs our appreciation of their work, it should never be something that works against them. Ultimately, in our mind, a work of art stands by itself.

As we celebrate Womens History Month, we are very pleased that many others are joining us in celebrating these extraordinary artists who for centuries have been battling unfair societal leanings. We hope that this e-catalogue of selected works by our best female painters and sculptors, spanning the 19th to the 21st centuries, stands as indisputable evidence of their prodigious merits and abilities.

Square “H & A” logo of Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York

Important Covid-19 Pandemic Update

March 16, 2020

In response to the recent escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in a proactive effort to protect the health and well-being of our staff, our clients, and our community, Hirschl & Adler Galleries will be closed to the public on Monday, March 16, and until further notice. H&A will closely monitor the situation as it evolves and heed the advice of governmental and healthcare authorities. We will update everyone in this forum and on our social media platforms when we determine that it is safe to reopen to the public.

We hope that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy while the nation weathers this unprecedented public health crisis, and that we can all resume our daily lives as soon as possible. We look forward to reconnecting with you on the 9th Floor of the Fuller Building in the very near future.

an lushly-painted canvas by Louisa Chase of a cartoonish boat made of bricks in a yellow mountain landscape

Louisa Chase at the Leepa-Rattner Museum, exhibition extended

Louisa Chase: What Lies Beneath

January 25–September 6, 2020

Exhibition Extended until Sept. 6!

The exhibition celebrates the life and career of the contemporary painter and printmaker who emerged out of New York’s male-dominated art scene in the 1970s as a strong female presence in the Neo-Expressionist movement of the 1980s. 

an installation shot of Lily Cox-Richard's work in the Blanton Museum of Art in Texas

Lily Cox-Richard in Artnet's List, "Which Emerging Artist Dominated 2019?"

Curator Claire Howard lists Cox-Richard on top end-of-year list

December 21, 2019

Congratulations to Lily Cox-Richard for her inclusion on Artnet's "Which Emerging Artist Dominated 2019?" List

I became aware of Lily Cox-Richard’s sculpture in 2016, when she had solo shows at Artpace in San Antonio and She Works Flexible in Houston; I appreciated her work’s wit and attention to detail, but above all, its rigorous engagement with the histories of sculpture and materials. Her new work for the Blanton’s Contemporary Project responds to the museum’s collection of plaster casts of classical sculpture, using 3D scanning and an ancient faux-marble technique to prompt critical thinking about whiteness. As artists and curators continue to interrogate the canon, Lily’s incisive material investigations, which will be the subject of a MASS MoCA show in 2021, will continue to resonate.

—Claire Howard, Assistant Curator, Blanton Museum of Art

an installation shot of Lily Cox-Richard's work in the Blanton Museum of Art in Texas

Lily Cox-Richard in Artforum

Andy Campbell reviews Cox-Richard's recent solo exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art

December 3, 2019

Congratulations to Lily Cox-Richard on the review of her current solo exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art, Lily Cox-Richard: She-Wolf + Lower Figs.! Andy Campbell reviews the show, which closes December 29th, in the December issue of Artforum. Look for it on newstands or online!

a woodblock print by Louisa Chase of two feet standing at the edge of a chasm

Louisa Chase at Syracuse University's Palitz Gallery in New York City

"Kamikaze Curiosity: Louisa Chase Prints"

October 21, 2019–January 30, 2020

The Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery at Syracuse University Lubin House presents Kamikaze Curiosity: Louisa Chase Prints, on view beginning October 21.  Curated by Andrew Saluti, assistant professor/ program coordinator in the Graduate Program in Museum Studies at Syracuse University, this exhibition celebrates the recent gift of 58 prints and two portfolios donated to the university by the Louisa Chase Estate.

installation view of Angela Fraleigh, "Sound the Deep Waters", at the Delaware Art Museum

Angela Fraleigh at the Delaware Art Museum

"Sound the Deep Waters"

October 5, 2019–April 12, 2020

Congratulations to Angela Fraleigh on the opening of her solo museum exhibition, Sound the Deep Waters, at the Delaware Art Museum!

close-up view of player piano roll scrolling through a player piano

María Elena González at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

"Tree Talk Series"

October 4, 2019–February 9, 2020

Congratulations to María Elena González on the opening of "Tree Talk Series" at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center! After its successful run at the Mills College Art Museum, H&A Modern is thrilled to see this important project travel to Brattleboro.

an installation shot of Lily Cox-Richard's work in the Blanton Museum of Art in Texas

Lily Cox-Richard at the Blanton Museum of Art

"Lily Cox-Richard: She-Wolf + Lower Figs."

July 27–December 29, 2019

Congratulations to Lily Cox-Richard on the opening of her solo exhibition, She-Wolf + Lower Figs., at the Blanton Museum of Art!

Cox-Richard presents new work that responds to the history and materiality of the Blanton’s William J. Battle Collection of Plaster Casts, a set of nineteenth-century replicas of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures and one of the few remaining collections of this kind in the United States. Such casts were once an integral part of artistic training throughout the Western world and were believed to embody aesthetic and cultural standards of taste, beauty, democracy, and learnedness. Cox-Richard’s sculptural installation invites us to consider the legacy of these objects, raising questions about their role in perpetuating notions of physical “perfection” and “whiteness” as ideal.

Thank you to Claire Howard, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art, for organizing this exhibition.

a detail shot of Robert Minervini's mosiac mural installed in the new terminal at SFO airport

Robert Minervini in the San Francisco Chronicle

The artist's mosiac mural is part of the new SFO terminal

July 17, 2019

Congratulations to Robert Minervini on the completion of his massive mosiac mural!

The public art piece “Hyper-Natural Bay Area” by Robert Minervini opened along with Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport. The project took two years, cost $370,000, and is composed of hundreds of thousands of tiles, each set by hand...The mosaic is one of five permanent pieces paid for by the San Francisco Arts Commission to honor the 50th anniversary of the city’s “percent for art” program, which necessitates that either 1% or 2% of the total construction cost of any project be designated for public art.

Honoré Sharrer Panel Discussion

Honoré Sharrer Panel Discussion

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our panel discussion from May 7, 2019, celebrating the exhibition "Honoré Sharrer: Claws Sheathed in Velvet." The panel featured New York-based artist Natalie Frank, ArtTable Executive Director Jessica Porter, and St. Louis Art Museum curator of American art Melissa Wolfe. The discussion was moderated by New York artist and educator Sharon Louden.

To view the discussion, please use the link below:

María Elena González at Mills College Art Museum

María Elena González at Mills College Art Museum

"Tree Talk"

January 23 - March 17, 2019

This exhibition marks the culmination of Tree Talk, a series of work developed over 10 years by internationally recognized Brooklyn and Bay Area-based artist María Elena González.

Louisa Chase at Parrish Art Museum

Louisa Chase at Parrish Art Museum

"Louisa Chase: Below the Surface" on view until October 2019

Organized in cooperation with the Estate of Louisa Chase and H&A Modern, the Parrish Art Museum and Andrew Saluti of Syracuse University, this survey features 18 paintings and works on paper dating from 1972–2011. The exibition is on view from November 11, 2018 until October 3, 2019.

John Moore in Hyperallergic

John Moore in Hyperallergic

"John Moore's Fabricated Realities"

In paintings that resonate with post-industrial America, Moore rearranges the world.

Introspective Magazine Highlights Winold Reiss

Introspective Magazine Highlights Winold Reiss

Winold Reiss, An Unsung Decorator, Painter and Activist, Is Newly Appreciated

April 29, 2018

Winold Reiss on Culture Type

Winold Reiss on Culture Type

Folklorist of the Brush and Palette

May 3, 2018

Winold Reiss featured in Western Art Collector

Winold Reiss featured in Western Art Collector

Winold Reiss: A Body of Work Electric

April 2018

Winold Reiss eludes classification at Hirschl & Adler Galleries exhibition in New York. 

Winold Reiss will not be classified on Art Daily

Winold Reiss will not be classified on Art Daily

Hirschl & Adler opens the first comprehensive gallery exhibition on Winold Reiss in more than 30 years.

April 2018

Even during his lifetime, and at the height of his career, the extraordinarily successful GermanAmerican artist Winold Reiss (1886–1953) defied categorization. Was he a fine artist or a designer, illustrator or architect, printmaker or muralist? Steeped in the German arts-and-crafts tradition with its permeable boundaries between fine and applied arts, Reiss bucked the hierarchical world of American art by practicing a broad array of artistic disciplines with an excellence and panache that few could rival.


John Moore at Center for Maine Contemporary Art

John Moore at Center for Maine Contemporary Art

John Moore: Resonance, March 3–June 17, 2018

Congratulations to John Moore on the opening of his solo exhibition, Resonance, at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art! This survey exhibition is John's first in solo exhibition in a Maine museum and his first at CMCA (then Maine Coast Artists) since the group exhibition, Looking at the Land, in 1993. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalog with an essay by Christopher B. Crosman, former director, Farnsworth Art Museum and founding curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and a poem by critic and poet Vincent Katz.

Now Representing the Estates of Honoré Sharrer and Louisa Chase

Now Representing the Estates of Honoré Sharrer and Louisa Chase

Hirschl & Adler Modern is proud to announce their representation of the Estate of Honoré Sharrer (1920–2009) and the Estate of Louisa Chase (1951–2016). We are thrilled and honored to work with such dynamic and important material. Our upcoming group exhibition, Bread & Salt, will feature their work prominently. To learn more about Honoré Sharrer and Louisa Chase, please visit our new gallery space in the Fuller Building at 41 East 57th Street in New York City or click on the Estates tab in the header on this website.

Hirschl & Adler has moved!

Hirschl & Adler has moved!

Hirschl & Adler has moved to a luxurious new gallery space in The Fuller Building at 41 East 57th Street, on the corner of Madison Avenue.

It is an especially fitting new home. Opened in September 1929, the landmark Art Deco skyscraper was the headquarters of the George A. Fuller Construction Company, which had decided to move from its former home in the Flatiron Building as the center of New York City commerce marched uptown. Fuller commissioned the architectural firm of Walker & Gillette for the design, and lead architect Stewart A. Walker in turn hired Elie Nadelman to produce the bas-relief sculpture over its grand 3-story-high 57th Street entrance.

Hirschl & Adler is located on the 9th floor.

John Moore & Stone Roberts in "The American Dream" at Drents Museum in The Netherlands

John Moore & Stone Roberts in "The American Dream" at Drents Museum in The Netherlands

"The American Dream," November 19, 2017–May 27, 2018

Congratulations to John Moore and Stone Roberts on their participation in The American Dream at the Drents Museum in Assen, The Netherlands! the Drents Museum (The Netherlands) and the Kunsthalle Emden (Germany) have joined forces to mount the international double exhibition The American Dream. This spectacular survey of American Realism from 1945 to the present is on view simultaneously in both institutions. 

Jane Peterson at the Mattatuck Museum

Jane Peterson at the Mattatuck Museum

Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad

Jane Peterson's unique brand of Post-Impressionism is the subject of a new retropective at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT. Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad opened on November 19 with over 80 works in oil, gouache, and watercolor. From 1908 until 1925, the peripatetic Peterson traveled extensively in search of subject matter. The show includes "colorful and festive" works from her travels through Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, as well as from closer-to-home Gloucester, Palm Beach, and New York City. The Mattatuck Museum show runs through January 28, 2018 before traveling to The Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC; The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY; and The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN through the rest of next year. 

Robert Natkin on Artnet News

Robert Natkin on Artnet News

Sarah Cascone of Artnet News lists Robert Natkin And the Days Are Not Full Enough as one of the "24 New York Gallery Shows That You Need to See This October!" 

Winold Reiss at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute

Winold Reiss at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute

June 18–October 9, 2017

Hirschl & Adler Galleries has lent several important works of art by Winold Reiss (1886–1953) to the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute's summer exhibition, Roaring Into the Future: New York, 1925–35, focusing on how the Empire State modernized America. If you are in the Utica area, please visit.

María Elena González at LACMA

María Elena González at LACMA

June 11, 2017–October 15, 2017

Organized in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, HOME—So Different, So Appealing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art features U.S. Latino and Latin American artists from the late 1950s to the present who have used the deceptively simple idea of "home" as a powerful lens through which to view the profound socioeconomic and political transformations in the hemisphere. Spanning seven decades and covering art styles from Pop Art and Conceptualism to “anarchitecture” and “autoconstrucción,” the artists featured in this show explore one of the most basic social concepts by which individuals, families, nations, and regions understand themselves in relation to others. In the process, their work also offers an alternative narrative of postwar and contemporary art.

June 11, 2017–October 15, 2017


Maria Elena Gonzalez at MOLAA

Maria Elena Gonzalez at MOLAA

Fall–Early Winter 2017

Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago at the Museum of Latin American Art, curated by Dr. Tatiana Flores, offers a reading of twenty-first century artistic production of the Caribbean that employs the archipelago as an analytical framework. The exhibition focuses, first and foremost, on locating thematic continuities in the art of the Caribbean islands. Through the trope of the archipelago, Relational Undercurrents challenges the understanding of the Caribbean as discontinuous, isolated, hermetic, and beyond comprehension. The exhibition is divided into four thematic sections: Conceptual Mappings, Perpetual Horizons, Landscape Ecologies and Representational Acts, and features work by artists who have informed and shaped those themes. The exhibition includes painting, installation art, sculpture, photography, video, and performance.

September 16, 2017–January 28, 2018

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